getdownmmmkay wrote:what, exactly, makes them unfit for the big 10? i'm not seeing it, outside of possibly geography. heck, they even have a wrestling team.
Finally..thank you bro..
This is a good place to start..although it's really more than football. Yes, locale is part of it, true.
From a Jersey editorial perspective..
http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index ... g_ten.html
And this Rutgers team is supposed to compete in the Big Ten next season. If Houston did this, what might Penn State do when it comes here in the league opener? Or Michigan or Wisconsin or – yikes – Ohio State?
Because that is the only takeaway from this one. Rutgers is not ready for its new league. Not when it has failed to develop a single quarterback capable of not throwing to the other team. Not when its secondary makes every opposing passer look like the Heisman frontrunner.
Not with a fan base that, despite a perfect fall day and a must-win league game, can’t be bothered getting into the stadium until the second quarter. Arrive late. Leave early. That’s the Rutgers way.
They have a fanbase that historically doesn't.. necessarily embrace their sports teams. That is not the Bigten fanbase. Each and every school, including lowly Purdue, Indiana and Northwestern fill the stadium week in and week out. Rabid fans. The Big ten is a midwestern conference of rabid sports fans and this move to grow to 14 schools is stupid, period. It's not a popular move.